Current Issue
March, 2021

  • Vol. 24 No. 01
Original Article
  • Educational Intervention to Improve Blood Culture Indicators in a Secondary-Care Hospital

    Seungjun Lee, Seong Chun Kim, Sunjoo Kim

    Background: Blood culture is essential for diagnosis of sepsis. However, usually the available blood volume is not sufficient to meet the guidelines. Thus, periodic monitoring and feedback are essential to improve the quality of blood cultures....

  • Risk Factors Associated with Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection Caused by Escherichia coli

    Young Ah Kim, Ea Wha Kang, Young Hee Seo, Kyungwon Lee

    Background: The purpose of this study was to analyze the clinical and microbiological characteristics of recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) caused by Escherichia coli— the most common etiological agent....

  • Comparative Evaluation of the STANDARD F Influenza A/B FIA Test with the Sofia Influenza A+B FIA and SD BIOLINE Influenza Ag A/B/A(H1N1) tests for Influenza A Virus Detection

    Soohun Yoo, Si Hyun Kim, Ga Won Jeon, Yo-Han Park, Sae Am Song, Jeong Hwan Shin

    Background: This study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic performance of the STANDARD F Influenza A/B FIA test (SD Biosensor Inc., Korea) for the rapid detection of influenza A virus in comparison with the Sofia Influenza A+B FIA......

  • The Impact of Social Distancing on the Transmission of Acute Respiratory Viruses during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Kuenyoul Park, Heungsup Sung, Mi-Na Kim

    Since the first confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on January 20, 2020, the Korean government reported a total of 8,799 COVID-19 patients until March 21, 2020,...